04-03-2004, 01:37 AM
Join Date: Feb 2004
| | Re: Vampire Shrimp
Originally Posted by C_perugiae
Well, I think
that this is the best place for this topic...
Anywho, I was just wondering if anyone out there has them. A shipment came in at the store and I think they're impossibly cute... very interesting animals and I really like the way they feed. I was kicking around the idea of picking one up to help keep the sand in my 50 clean and well swept. I'm a little worried about compatibility with kribs, though, as mine think the ghost shrimp I added the other night didn't deserve legs. Or heads.
Yes, I woke up to a bunch of half eaten shrimp and two very happy kribensis.
Do you think they'd try that with a 3" shrimp that has much heavier armor?
it depends on what kind of fishes you keep with vampire shrimp. for my observation, VS is very shy. is your tank heavily planted? if so, that will be ok. it will hide somewhere you will never know if it is still alive or not until one day you see it swimming around in your tank.
how much do they sell in your LFS? we have various size here. i like smallest size. supre cute. btw, what is kribs?
im not familiar with some of NAMEs...
i was keeping mine in a small tank. it didnt really eat during day time in my tank. i could see it coming out at night. i just release it to my big tank few days ago. so far so good coz i know where it hide. i'll check it EVERY single day see if it is still alive at first couple weeks.